Anna Handy

Guest Blogger

Teacher, LEAD Prep Southeast

Nashville, Tennessee

A former Teach for America Corps member, Anna Handy taught in the Metro Nashville school district before becoming a fifth grade teacher at LEAD Prep Southeast in Nashville this year. She earned her bachelor’s from Indiana University in Cognitive Science and English and is currently pursuing a master’s in education through Lipscomb University. She enjoys teaching interdisciplinary science and helping students grow into lifelong learners.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Tennessee Teacher: Why School Choice Empowers Educators

For families, school choice means identifying the “best-fit” school based on academic programs, student culture, community presence and location. When…

By Anna Handy

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Posted May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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